Richard Halverson

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Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dr. Halverson’s research aims to bring the research methods and practices of the Learning Sciences to the world of educational leadership. His research explores the use of data driven instructional systems in schools, and the development of game and simulation based tools for professional learning. Dr. Halverson’s work integrates how classical ideas of wisdom and practical knowledge can be used to understand the complex work of contemporary school leaders. He has developed research methods and theoretical frameworks to access, document and communicate the expertise of school leaders.

Dr. Halverson co-founded the Games Learning and Society (GLS) research group at UWMadison. He is a Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and is an affiliate member of the UW-Madison Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology departments, and a founding member of the UW-Madison Learning Sciences program area.

Carolyn Kelley

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Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dr. Kelley’s research focuses on the preparation and development of school leaders, and teacher evaluation and compensation as elements of strategic human resources management in schools. She is co-author with James J. Shaw of the book "Learning First! A School Leader’s Guide to Closing Achievement Gaps" (Corwin Press, 2009), which shows principals how to approach their leadership to promote student learning and close achievement gaps.

Other publications include the book "Paying Teachers for What They Know and Do: New and Smarter Compensation Strategies to Improve Schools" (Corwin Press, 2002, co-authored with Allan Odden), and numerous articles on teacher compensation, evaluation, and leader preparation and professional development. She also recently completed a five-year project funded by the Wallace Foundation to document mastery in urban school leadership, and to build distributed instructional leadership in urban comprehensive high schools.

Mark Blitz

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Project Director,
Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services Research Associate,
Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Mark began working on CALL from its inception as a graduate assistant and Post Doctoral Fellow and Project Manager. He contributed to the development, piloting, and validation of the CALL instrument. He received his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a MA in teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught in New York City for seven years. He is currently working on product development and distribution of CALL products and services.